Human-Human Stigmergy

Coming soon in Cognitive Systems Research 1. Francis Heylighen Stigmergy as a Universal Coordination Mechanism I: Definition and Components 2. Francesco Bolici, James Howison and Kevin Crowston Stigmergic Coordination in FLOSS…

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Robot swarms: will they bomb us or save us?

This in The Guardian featuring an occasional correspondent of mine, the very excellent Simon Garnier.

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Goodbye to the genius who changed the way we think (and you didn’t know even know it)

John Holland’s obituary by Scott Page (H/T Melanie Mitchell) John Holland’s complexity studies helped us understand what this complex bacterial colony has in common with your brain, political theory, ants,…

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It has been reported that John Holland has passed away.

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The Ant Trap: Rebuilding the Foundations of the Social Sciences

Any book endorsed by Christian List must be taken notice of, the introductory chapter available here along with the OUP webpage. Contrary to the extracts below I think we actually have a very…

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Engineering Human Stigmergy

A recent paper freely available in IJCCC.

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Minds, Models and Milieux: Commemorating the Centennial of the Birth of Herbert Simon

Due January 2016 from Palgrave Macmillan. Foreword by Katherine Simon Frank 1. Herbert Simon – a Hedgehog and a Fox by Roger Frantz and Leslie Marsh Part I – Minds 2….

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